West Des Moines Post Office

Offices closed June 19th in observance of Juneteenth Day

430 5th St, West Des Moines, IA 50265

Contact Numbers

Phone: 515-255-6471
TTY: 877-889-2457
Toll-Free: 1-800-Ask-USPS® (275-8777)

Retail Hours

Lobby Hours
PO Box Access Available

Monday 24 hours
Tuesday 24 hours
Wednesday 24 hours
Thursday 24 hours
Friday 24 hours
Saturday 24 hours
Sunday 24 hours

Last Collection Times

Monday 5:00pm
Tuesday 5:00pm
Wednesday 5:00pm
Thursday 5:00pm
Friday 5:00pm
Saturday 4:30pm
Sunday Closed

*This facility does not process US Passports applications or renewals. Check nearby locations below.

  • Burial Flags
  • Business Line
  • Business Reply Mail Account Balance
  • Duck Stamps
  • Money Orders (Domestic)
  • Money Orders (Inquiry)
  • Money Orders (International)
  • Packaged Stamps
  • Pickup Accountable Mail
  • Pickup Hold Mail
  • PO Box Online
  • Street Parking

Visit our Links Page for Holiday Schedule, Change of Address, Hold Mail/Stop Delivery, PO Box rentals and fees, and Available Jobs.

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Nearby Post Offices:

7755 Douglas Ave
2.3 miles away

4023 Urbandale Ave
2.4 miles away

West Suburban
2135 NW 108th St
2.7 miles away

University Station
2323 Forest Ave
2.7 miles away


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The line is always too long at the 5th Street Post office. I went to two other outlets to buy stamps and there were none to buy. I could only use metered mail to send my Christmas cards.


When I went to pick up my mail when I put my hand in to to get the mail I was met by several wasp. Before I was done I had about 6 of them.. They are coming out of hole where we send out source mail. They kept coming out so don't don't how the mailman/women get our letters we are trying to mail. One neighbor was stung 2 times by them. Could you please see what you can do for this. Thank you. Kitty Pezzetti at 1005 Bradford Pl.. WDM


Good service, but don't you think it a little unfair that 3rd street is always the last street in Valley Junction to get its mail? Can't it be switched around a few times a year? With your added burdens these days of Amazon, it comes really late, like 7:00 or 7:30 at night. No fault of the mailman.


Would it be possible to put a stamp vending machine in an open lobby area that could be accessible after the post office has closed? I just need a convenient place to buy stamps. My old post office on SW 5th and Watrous had a nice scale and stamp printing machine that I could use my credit card with. Thank you for listening.


This is not a review, more like a complaint. Our mailman, which are never the same, continue to deliver mail to our address which is an address different from our address. This happens at least twice a month. You light want to suggest that the mailmen assigned to our area try to deliver to the correct address.

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